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State hoops: Mount men lose conference opener to FDU

Kristijan Krajina tied a career-best with 16 points, but host Mount St.Mary's men's basketball lost to Fairleigh Dickinson , 72-65, in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams Thursday night.

The Knights (6-7, 0-1) were led by Melquan Bolding with a game-high 19 points. FDU converted on 55percent of its shot attempts, while holding the Mount (5-7, 0-1) to 42percent from the field.

American 63, UMES 49: The visiting Hawks (0-12) fell behind in the first half and never recovered. Troy Snyder had 13 points for UMES. The Eagles improved to 5-9.

Livingstone 85, Bowie State 72: Byron Westmorland (Mervo) had a game-high 21 points, but the host Bulldogs (4-6, 0-1 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) lost their conference opener.

Stevenson 81, Norwich 60: Alfonzo Hawkins (City) led a foursome of double-digit scorers with 17points as the host Mustangs (7-4) won their third straight.

Other double-figure scorers for Stevenson included Christian Roberts with 15 points, Brett Burrier (Winters Mill) with 10 and Stefon McCray (Archbishop Curley) with 11.

Johns Hopkins 59, Marymount 54: Aleksandar Nikotic came off the bench to score 16 points, grab Tournament MVP honors and help the host Blue Jays (7-5) defend the Blue Jay Invitational title.

In a close game that had 10 ties and eight lead changes in the first half, Hopkins made its free throws down the stretch to hold off the Saints.

Salisbury 87, Plattsburgh State 69: The Sea Gulls (10-4), led by Tim Harwood with a game-high 23 points, shot 55.3 percent from the field (26-for-47) to take third place at the Sponaugle New Year Tournament at Franklin & Marshall.

The Cardinals fell to 7-4.

Women

Charlotte 70, Coppin State 53: Shawntae Payne scored a team-high 12 points for the Eagles (4-10) in a losing effort.

Jennifer Hailey had a game-high 17points and added 10 rebounds for the 49ers (10-2), who held Coppin to 29.4 percent shooting.

Payne was 6-for-13 from the field to lead the Eagles in scoring for the third consecutive game.

Leola Spotwood and Larrisa Carter each scored eight points for Coppin State, while Kyra Coleman had seven points and a team-best eight rebounds.

Bowie State 76, Livingstone 61: Kammera Johnson scored a game-high 21 points and the host Bulldogs (4-5, 1-0 CIAA) battled back in the second half.

After trailing most of the game, Bowie State took the lead for good when Jasmine McIntosh made a 3-pointer for a 59-58 lead with 8:03 left.

Salisbury 63, Alvernia 56: Anna Hackett scored a game-high 22points and the Sea Gulls (6-6) took third place at the Days Inn Tournament in Gettysburg, Pa.

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